Tomorrow is your 4th birthday. You’ll be 126,182,881 seconds old and, as such, you deserve a prize for dealing with the stupidity of people older than you, listening more to me and your mom, and learning to have fun in the most obscure ways I’ve ever seen. You have grown these past twelve months so much. We’re so proud of the boy you’ve become. You make us laugh constantly and you love to laugh with us.
As part of my annual tribute to your radness, here are 20 photos from each three-month quarter of your life. As you continue take control of your life and desires, it’s sometimes hard for us to watch you grow. We want you to be a singular person, capable of a great self-determinism, but learning to let go over our tight grip to watch you figure out things out on your own is a lesson in patience and belief.
As a gift, I’m hoping my readers today will leave a comment below with their advice, a funny story, a birthday wish or anything they’d care to share about life, generally. Then, I’ll collect their wisdom and well-wishes so I can give you something better than a toy. I’m going to put this in a journal for you to read when you’re older.
PS: Here I am picking up some birthday supplies for you…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FINNEGAN!
December 2012 to October 2012 – Click to Enlarge
March 2013 to January 2013 – Click to Enlarge
June 2013 to April 2013 – Click to Enlarge
Today to July 2013 – Click to Enlarge
Please also share this post and put the word out far and wide. Help me celebrate him and gain the wisdom of the Internet. He deserves it.
PLEASE POST YOUR BIRTHDAY WISHES & STORIES!
See last year’s BIRTHDAY BOY VERSION 3.0
Finnegan: The Growingening!.
See last year’s BIRTHDAY BOY VERSION 2.0
Little, babier, different.